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sometimes it is better to pay with cash. >> reporter: bret's family enjoyed their vacation getaway. most flew for free. >> i used about tension trip trips with my miles. fantastic. >> the value of frequent fliers miles is falling. they crunched the numbers and found it is a waste on certain flights. >> it is only worth it to use it on flights that cost $300 or more. >> reporter: fortunately taking a trip with frequent flier miles is a challenge. according to web fly.com, travelers are most likely to are have success with southwest airlines, followed by u.s. airways at 67%. but to get the flight you want, book early and be flexible with your travel dates. if you don't have enough miles to travel, most allow family and friends to transfer to one another. but that can be costly, too. so check the airlines rules and what happens to your miles if the airline goes bankrupt. >> if it is a major carrier your frequent flier program will be bout by another airline and you won't lose your miles. >> for bret a widely used frequent account is a great thtoannoand wusa9.com. >>> and here's another tip
back from knee end surgery last year. expect new england to come out firing. bret, kickoff at 8:00. we hope it will be better than it is right now. we are live at fedex field. we send it back to you in that warm, dry studio. >> don't be jealous and second of all, i don't know if you can hear it but when they showed closeups of tom brady sur ray made an audible sigh and i imagine many fans will also. join us for a preview including my sit down with coach zorn and sara's visit to haynesworth crash pad. you want to see that at 7:30 here on 9:00. >>> scoreboard gate has been resolved for the moment. the commissioner ruling today that any punts that hit the $40 million video screen hanging over the screen will be doovers which means the nfl has a rule identical to your neighborhood stick ball game. i didn't know they would go that route. the nats open a series in st. louis tonight and it will be against futurer hall of famer john smoltz. the 42-year-old was cut as you'll recall by the red sox earlier this month after struggling in their rotation but the coaching staff in st. louis has fixed
is 6:20. ahead, a 9th inning furlough at nationals park and bret favre tells us why he is unretired again. >>> blame this on the recession. it has a common theme these days which state is blaming the economy for the first population drop? having the right tools is crucial to being able to manage your diabetes properly. it's very important for me to uh check my blood sugar before i go on stage. being on when i'm feeling low can be like a rollercoaster. it does at times feel like my body is telling me to do one thing... and, my mind, my heart is telling me to do something else. managing my highs and lows is super important. with my contour meter i can personalize my high/lo settings so it really does micromanage where my blood sugar needs to be. i'm nick jonas and never slowing down is my simple win. >>> back with the signs of now. a 3 year streak is hard to break but one state is blaming the recession for its first population drop since 1 -- 1946. which state is it, california, florida or arizona? the answer is b, florida. 58,000 people moved out. it is the first statewide drop since
would prove to be too much winning this one 3-1. >>> nfl preseason just wouldn't feel right without bret favre once again coming out of retirement. >>> and this season is no different. the ten time pro bowler signed a two year, $25 million deal with the vikings. he is expected to start in minnesota's preseason game against the chiefs on friday. >>> a way to improve the look of your kitchen without paying thousands of dollars? that is coming up in our money saving tip of the day. >>> and afghanistan's government shuts down the media in the efforts to maintain calm ahead of the election. >>> and back here at home. an on-line movement to make a change for thousands of area high school students. it is 5:26. we'll be right back. ♪ for just nine dollars, you can get them shoes from names like danskin now and starter. ♪ select eyeglass frames are just $9 at walmart -- and they have a 12-month guarantee. ♪ juniors tops from op are $9 too. and you can get them the school supplies they need to start the year for just $9 total. nine dollars. considering what you get... that's a really great p
in "living $mart." >>> and bret is live at redskins camp. >>> if you are a look key at training camp up to keep your head down, do your work and stay away from controversy. unfortunately that has not worked out for cody glen. how this rookie is working hard to shed the baggage he came to the redskins with and launch his pro career. his story is coming up. >>> beautiful day today. we will change things over on the weekend. we have been talking about hot lo tumheat obe ne n rstoth okat the numbers on the top thofe hour. a to y the sa y asthe least. relative mihudity in the 25% range. stay tuned. seven-day forecast is coming up next. >>> when you think of dangerous tools an the house a lawn mower may not come to mind but you should. one family learned how dangerous this common device could be. >> it scared me so much. my whole life was frozen in fear. >> we were playing in if backyard and he was cutting the grass and we were running around. >> and then -year-old kenly ran toward the riding mower. she slipped and her legs got caught underneath it. >> i was crying so hard. and because it w
and bret who are watching us from the control room. visiting us today. thanks for joining us. and thanks for joining us for us, as well. if you are watching from home, i want you to know the outer loop is slow from georgia. 15 to 20 minute commute. taking you to the district. inbound new york avenue at the times building where a crash activity is reported. slow to bladensburg road and 8th and florida is where we have another wreck. watch for crews and use caution. checking on virginia's i-395. below speed from the capital beltway to seminary. that's probably an 11-minute drive so far. using the brakes again from the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. next up, what's up here on 66, better news, an accident at route 28 is clear. however, going westbound another accident there off to the left shoulder so all lanes are getting by. wrap it up with 95 northbound and switch that camera to virginia. our buddy alex tells us near lorton to watch for construction. right now volume light. no incidents or accidents to report along the way. that's a quick look at traffic. andrea, over to you. >>> som
with james brown for an exclusive interview. bret is back with the interview. it sits down in its entirety at 7:00 here on wusa9.com. >>> until a few weeks ago, he was alexandria's police chief. right now david baker is headed for a five day stay in jail for drunk driving. bruce leshan reports the judge gave the former chief a few hours to get his things in order before plead guilty this morning. >> reporter: from the heights of power to the depths of jail. he handed him the minimum of five days behind bars after he slammed in to another driver last month at i-66 and north fairfax drive. the officer, who arrested the former alexandria my police chief said he wreaked of alcohol and that while he said he had just two beers he failed four sobriety tests and blew a .19. nearly two and a halftimes the legal limit. >> he used bad judgment, drank too much, got behind the wheel of a car and he has paid what i think is a disproportionate price for it. >> reporter: his virginia driving privileges are suspended, resigned as police chief and will have to pay a $300 fine. he dodged the cameras here at
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